“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.” — Steve Jobs, 2005
Of our generation, have we ever met an innovator who turned movies into reality? When I was a kid, I could never have conceptualized past a Walkman, the normal clunky laptop, a flip phone; much less something as iconic as an Ipod and an Ipad. This guy was amazing. I’m glad I was alive when he was developing these things because when my kids grow up and they have everything hologrammy, I can tell them (HIMYM bored kind of kid way) that when I was young, it was only just starting.
Mr. Jobs, thank you for that year I had to bargain with my dad just to buy my first Ipod because it was amazing. Thank you for making the Iphone that made me cry buckets of tears when it got lost in Madrid because I was that in love with it. Thank you for being the first big buy I had as my Macbook Pro for when I started working.
Once you go Mac, you never go back.
Rest in peace and start sending telepathic messages to everyone left here on Earth. They’ll need it (we don’t need more Zunes.)